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[GLSA-200411-06] MIME-tools: Virus detection evasion

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MIME-tools: Virus detection evasion

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-06
(MIME-tools: Virus detection evasion)


MIME-tools doesn't correctly parse attachment boundaries with an empty name
(boundary="").

Impact

A possible hacker could send a carefully crafted email and evade detection on
some email virus-scanning programs using MIME-tools for attachment
decoding.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://lists.roaringpenguin.com/pipermail/mimedefang/2004-October/024959.html


Solution:
All MIME-tools users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/MIME-tools-5.415"


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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